Our tale of the frontier comes from The Cisco Kid this week. We’ll hear The Meanest Man In Arizona, which first aired July 24, 1952.
First this week is The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe with an early episode titled, The King In Yellow. That one aired July 8, 1947. Next is Five Minute Mystery with Fisherman’s Clue. We close with Boston Blackie and an episode from April 9, 1946 titled, Murder On Cedar Street.
Ashley wrote in recently and suggested Three Skeleton Key by Escape. This story was done a number of times on both Escape, and Suspense over the years. This version, starring Vincent Price, first aired March 17, 1950. Thanks for the suggestion, Ashley.
Opening music: Constancy Part 2 by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
The show begins with Theater Five this week, and their episode from August 25, 1964 titled, Dream Of Death. Then, Believe It Or Not shares the story of a Village That Murdered Itself. To close, Box 13 presents Design For Danger, their episode from June 5, 1949.
2000 Plus was the first adult oriented science fiction show to air on radio, broadcasting to Mutual stations between 1950 and 1952. From it, we’ll hear The Robot Killer (specific air date unknown).
Author’s Playhouse presents our strange tale this week. From August 16, 1942 we’ll hear Sam Small’s Better Half.
On this episode we’ll hear an adaptation by Mercury Theater On The Air of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, The 39 Steps. This program first aired August 1, 1938.
The audio quality isn’t fantastic on this one, so if you’re a stickler for that you might want to skip it.